Commentary: Communities must hold school boards, authorizers accountable to ensure quality education
By James L. Woodworth The ultimate goal for an education system is to enable individuals to become happy, engaged, productive members of society. Unfortunately, at this time, measuring happiness, productivity, and civil contribution of individuals is difficult. Tracing those measurements back to the schools attended by an individual is practically impossible. Thus, researchers and other...
By Guest Contributors | August 17, 2017 3:56 pm
‘Tell everyone about us’: LAUSD’s first all-boys school kicks off with high energy and aspirations
Toward the end of the first day of wrangling 100 boys in LA Unified’s first all-boys school, Principal Don Moorer sighed, “They certainly have a lot of energy.” He took the entire school of sixth- and seventh-graders to USC on Tuesday morning to tour the campus and show them a university they might someday attend....
By Mike Szymanski | August 16, 2017 3:08 pm
No more school daze? California weighs making middle & high schools start later so students can sleep in
You snooze, you lose. A California bill that would turn that aphorism on its head — by requiring the state’s middle and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. — faces a final vote when lawmakers return to Sacramento later this month. The bill has support from a number of health organizations, including...
By Mareesa Nicosia | August 16, 2017 3:07 pm
New charter high school prepares LA students for film and TV careers
*UPDATED Charis Holloman walked onto the campus of his new school Tuesday and didn’t even look back to say goodbye to his parents. “He’s excited,” Suzette Holloman said of her son’s independence as he started ninth-grade. Teachers and school staff greeted students with applause, cheers, handshakes, and fist bumps as they arrived for the first...
By Sarah Favot | August 15, 2017 4:23 pm
Here’s what the first day of school in Los Angeles looked like on social media
Tuesday signaled a return to class for LA Unified students — and that means lots of back-to-school photos on social media. There was some news Tuesday afternoon when reports came out that a swarm of bees attacked students at Palmdale High School. Dozens of students were stung and taken to hospitals, according to reports. UPDATED:...
By Sarah Favot | August 15, 2017 4:07 pm
Meet the 15 new schools opening in LAUSD this week
Even as enrollment has steadily declined over the last decade in the nation’s second-largest school district, LA Unified is opening four new schools this week, while independent charter schools will continue to grow with 11 new schools opening in Los Angeles. The district will launch a new all-boys school called Boys Academic Leadership Academy, the...
By Sarah Favot | August 14, 2017 5:28 pm